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Jury trial begins in county lawsuit

July 16, 2012

Former LeFlore County Deputies Burell Shipman and Dale Fout filed a lawsuit against the LeFlore County Board of County Commissioners in 2006. On Monday a jury was picked and the trial began.
Shipman and Fout allege in their petition against the commissioners they were owed payment for compensation wages and holiday pay. They claim Sheriff Roy Gentry approved the payments but when the payroll warrant was submitted to the commissioners, it was denied.
The two are seeking in excess of $30,000 each in back wages.

Dan Harrell Pilkington

July 16, 2012

Dan Harrell Pilkington, 63, of Jay, formerly of Poteau, died Saturday, July 14, 2012, in Grove. Dan was born July 8, 1949, in Poteau to Fred Harrell and Freda (Evans) Pilkington. Dan was the former owner of APGO Drilling and Production Service. He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred Pilkington and Freda Watkins; son, Shon Pilkington; and sister, Jan Pilkington Graham.

Mary Ola Bloxom Holland

July 16, 2012

Mary Ola Bloxom Holland, 68, of Panama, formerly of Mena, Ark., died Friday, July 6, 2012, in Panama.
Mary was born Feb. 25, 1944, in Virginia to Rufus and Ola (Higdon) Bloxom. She was preceded in death by her parents and one great-grandson, Ayden Blake.
She loved raising flowers, fishing and painting artwork.
She is survived by her companion, Clyde Johnson of the home; one daughter, Margaret Marshall of Fort Smith, Ark.; four grandchildren, Jennifer Ward, Joshua Peters, Ericka and Tiffany Marshall; four great-grandchildren, Anthony, Brian, Ivy and Alex.

LeFlore County EMS takes top state honors

July 16, 2012

LeFlore County Emergency Medical Services and employees were honored during the annual Oklahoma Emergency Medical Technician Association banquet.
Anthony Stankowitz, 21, of Spiro, heard his name out called out during an awards ceremony last week in Tulsa as the 2012 Paramedic of the year. The award, which is peer based by nomination, recognized Stankowitz as the top outstanding Paramedic in Oklahoma.
His nomination was written by LCEMS Director, Dave Grovdahl

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